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    Auschwitz Never Again! The origins and everyday history of the Auschwitz Museum after the War


    Imke Hansen's thesis about the Auschwitz Museum's origins and "Alltagsgeschichte" in the postwar period has been published in printed form. Hansen works as a researcher and teacher at the Hugo Valentin Centre.

    ”Nie wieder Auschwitz!”
    Die Entstehung eines Symbols und der Alltag einer Gedenkstätte 1945-1955 (Göttingen: Wallstein).

    Auschwitz is after seventy years both the well-known memorial over the crimes of Nazism and the synonym of genocide and the Holocaust generally. In the immediate postwar period it was mainly Polish society that took an interest in the camp as such. Right from the beginning there was competition between different ideas about the design and use of the site. Its historical, political, religious and cultural categorization have been subject of controversy ever since.

    Hansen's thesis records the history of the monument and symbol of Auschwitz-Birkenau as everyday history and local history in the first decade after the war. The focus is on the experiences and deliberations of the actors who took direct part in the design of the site. It is their actions that have created the images and meanings that underlie our perceptions of Auschwitz-Birkenau today.

    The thesis was awarded the Prix Fondation Auschwitz in 2014.

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    Welcome to the Hugo Valentin Centre

    The Hugo Valentin Centre is an inter-disciplinary forum at Uppsala University with research as its prime task. Research is carried out within two prioritized areas: on the one hand phenomena and processes related to the ethnic dimension in human life, on the other hand genocide and severe crimes against human rights. To these subject fields belong minority studies and Holocaust and genocide studies as well as related and adjacent subjects where the Centre has a marked specialisation. Culture, language, history and religion are natural points of departure for the Centre's work...  Read more

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    Beyond “Good and Bad”:
    A Corrective Analysis of the Phenomenon of the Jewish Councils during the Nazi Era

    The Twelfth Annual Hugo Valentin Lecture was given by Professor Dan Michman, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, and Yad Vashem, Jerusalem. The evening was opened by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Malmberg and Associate Professor Paul A. Levine, who introduced Michman. 

    Michman is Professor of Modern Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, and one of Israel’s most prominent Holocaust historians. He is also director of Yad Vashem’s International Institute of Holocaust Research, Jerusalem. His most recent monographic work is the influential The Emergence of Jewish Ghettos during the Holocaust, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.

    Michman lectured on the infamous Jewish Councils, Judenräte – the imposed governing bodies of Jewish ghettos and communities under German rule. The lecture took place in a full Auditorium Minus, Museum Gustavianum in Uppsala yesterday, Thursday, March 6, 2014. 

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    • Deland, M. (2014). Schwedischer Antifasommer. Was gegen Neonazis nützt, verfängt bei Rechtspopulisten nicht unbedingt. Analyse & Kritik. Zeitung für linke Debatte und Praxis . More information
    • Dogan, R. (2014). Different Cultural Understandings of Honor That Inspire Killing: An Inquiry Into the Defendant's Perspective. Homicide Studies, 18(4): 363-388 DOI More information
    • Dogan, R. (2014). The Profiles of Victims, Perpetrators, and Unfounded Beliefs in Honor Killings in Turkey. Homicide Studies, 18(4): 389-416 DOI More information
    • Deland, M. (2014). Gemenskap och livskvalitet. I Ann Pålsson (red.) Stockholms byggnadskultur . More information
    • Deland, M., Minkenberg, M., Mays, C. (2014). Introduction. I Mats Deland, Michael Minkenberg and Christin Mays (red.) In the Tracks of Breivik, . 9-18 More information
    • Deland, M., Minkenberg, M., Mays, C. (2014). In the Tracks of Breivik: Far Right Networks in Northern and Eastern Europe. More information
    • Frändén, M. (2014). "Share a Coke with Geir": Varför är det så stora skillnader mellan svenskt och norskt förnamnsskick?. Studia Anthroponymica Scandinavica, . 61-98 More information
    • Frändén, M. (2014). Nittio och ett år av namninvandring: Något om Sveriges invandrade efternamn. Studia Anthroponymica Scandinavica, . 31-41 More information
    • Kostic, R. (2014). Transnational think tanks: foot soldiers in the battlefield of ideas?: Examining the role of the ICG in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2000-01. Third World Quarterly, London: Taylor & Francis Group. 35(4): 634-65 DOI More information
    • Gärdebo, J., Öhman, M., Maruyama, H. (2014). Re: Mindings: Co-Constituting Indigenous, Academic, Artistic Knowledges. More information
    • Deland, M. (2014). De intellektuella bakom Sverigedemokraternas ideologi. I Madeleine Axelsson och Kristian Borg (red.) Sverigedemokraternas svarta bok, . 145-170 More information
    • Bruchfeld, S. (2014). "Sometimes I just don't want to go on...": Navigating Personal and Collective Time and Space in Researching and Remembering Genocides. I Ivana Maček (red.) Engaging Violence London: Routledge. More information
    • Roche, G. (2014). Flows and Frontiers: Landscape and Cultural Dynamics on the Northeast Tibetan Plateau. Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 15(1): 1-25 DOI More information
    • Carlsson, C. (2014). Judiska invandrare i Sverige under första världskriget: Fyra fallstudier. I Carl Henrik Carlsson (red.) Första världskriget i svenska arkiv. Stockholm: Riksarkivet. More information
    • Carlsson, C. (2014). Judemissionärer och proselyter. Museibladet. Medlemstidning för Judiska Museets Vänförening Stockholm: Judiska museet. Accepted. More information